Volume 11, Issue 2 (8-2005)                   IJPCP 2005, 11(2): 164-175 | Back to browse issues page

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Gharaai B, Atefvahid M K, Dejkam M, Mohammadian M. Identity Status of Adolescents in Tehran. IJPCP. 2005; 11 (2) :164-175
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-69-en.html
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to explore the ideological and interpersonal identity stat- uses among adolescents in Tehran and to compare their identity styles and statuses.
Method: The study was a post-hoc descriptive cross-sectional. Four hundred sixty-seven adole-scents (235 girls and 232 boys) were selected from four schooling regions in Tehran by cluster sampl-ing. The subjects were doing third grade high school or pre-university courses. They were assessedusing the questionnaires ‘Ego Identity Process’ and ‘Identity Style’. Data were processed by the chi- square test and ANOVA.
Results: The findings of this study revealed that,  regarding ideological and interpersonal identity
status, Tehrani adolescents were mainly in the moratorium phase with smaller part of them being inthe identity achievement phase. There was a significant difference in the identity statuses of boys and girls. There was also a significant relationship between the identity styles and identity statuses. The diffuse-avoidant style was highly associated to the undifferntiated status the normative style was related to foreclosure and the informational style was closely related to the identity achieve-ment status.
Conclusion: Tehrani adolescents were less at the identity achievement status or informational style.

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Received: 2007/02/19

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